Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

October 12, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Metro service: Look for more efficiencies

King County Executive Dow Constantine does a good job explaining the impacts of economic business cycles and their impact of providing bus service to Seattle residents [“Metro Transit’s plan explained,” Opinion, Oct. 8].

However, he did not mention any attempt to run this service more efficiently. For example, I am a resident of West Seattle and use both the C RapidRide bus and bus route No. 37. It seems to me that Metro could consolidate these two routes with the C RapidRide taking the place of the 37 by taking a diversionary route throughout the day and covering the 37 route both going to and from downtown Seattle. The benefit of this is that it would save money and provide better service for 37 passengers.

Metro needs to take a look at the maps of other RapidRide services to see if the same thing could be accomplished with other existing routes. I have passed this suggestion along to Bill Bryant, Seattle Department of Transportation’s transit planning manager.

Bob Dorse, Seattle

Comments | More in Metro | Topics: Bob Dorse, buses, Dow Constantine

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►